Cup medal tops Carson wish-list
ARSENAL v WIGAN ATHLETIC Goalkeeper Scott Carson is driven by a desire to emulate the majority of his Wigan team-mates and achieve FA Cup success, should Uwe Rosler select him against Arsenal today instead of Ali Al Habsi.
“I’ve played in a couple of big games but it’ll be one of the biggest games – if I do play – that I’ll have played in,” said Carson, who was preferred to Al Habsi for the quarter-final win over Manchester City and played against Millwall in midweek.
Should Carson don the gloves today, he would play in his first competitive game at Wembley since a rainy evening in November 2007 when his error contributed to England’s failure to qualify for Euro 2008.
The 28-year-old allowed a long-range drive from Croatia’s Niko Kranjcar to bounce over his arms in a 3-2 loss which cost Steve McClaren his job on one of the darkest nights in English football.